Justin Conrad, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will discuss “U.S. Global Engagement and the Military” as the final speaker of the 2018 Great Decisions Lecture Series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Charlotte International House, 1817 Central Ave., No. 215....
Dr. Justin Conrad's paper, "Competition, Government Enforcement and Political Violence", presented at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in April 2017, has been chosen to receive the award for best paper on the topic of international relations. Dr. Conrad is an associate professor in the Political Science department.
Dr. Justin Conrad's new book, Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict, brings readers a war college course taught at a Las Vegas casino. To succeed in poker, it is not enough to simply anticipate the actions of other players and try to outsmart them. A successful player must also understand and...
Dr. Jason Windett’s paper, “Follow the Leader: Prominent Female Politicians and the Emergence of Women Candidates for Public Office,” presented at the 2016 Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, received the State Politics and Policy Quarterly Award in 2017. The American Political Science Association section on State Politics and Policy gives this...
The Political Science Honors Program has grown significantly since the department developed
clear admissions criteria two years ago. The program currently has more than 20 students, who
benefit from opportunities for targeted research, in-depth study and mentoring and career
coaching by faculty and alumni.
During the 2016-17 academic year, 11 students...
In its commitment to grow the knowledge of regional public sector managers, UNC Charlotte’s
Master of Public Administration Program launched the MPA Public Management Academy
Professional Development Certificate program in spring 2017, with a full house of 35
participants from across the region.
The fall 2017 offering also is full, as the Academy addresses the...
With a $405,818 National Science Foundation grant, Dr. Justin Conrad will research how
competition influences the behavior of insurgent groups, terrorist organizations, and pro-
government militias. The work will address a gap in understanding of the impact of competition
between such non-state groups.
The project, “Violent Non-State Rivalry and Organizational...
Dr. Mary Layton (Mel) Atkinson’s new book considers why members of the public frequently
reject public policies that seem to give them exactly what they want. The book, Combative
Politics: The Media and Public Perceptions of Lawmaking (University of Chicago Press), looks
at the impact of news media’s impact on this phenomenon.
UNC Charlotte Model United Nations students in spring 2017 competed internationally at the
Harvard World United Nations in Montreal, Canada, where they vied against 2,000 university
students from more than 115 countries. Our delegates brought home highest honors for
individual participants, with two awards for verbal communications.
Despite 17 inches of snow...
UNC Charlotte administrators honored 11 outstanding seniors for their service, leadership, and
academic achievement at a spring awards ceremony. Grant Parker, a political science major, and
Justice White, a communication studies major, were among the students presented the
Chancellors Citations for Leadership and Service.
The citation, given by Chancellor...